What sustainable business support is available?

In an ever changing landscape and environment, making your business environmentally friendly has never been so important. Here we have set out examples of the support that is available, how can you access funding and advice to help you adopt sustainable practices and become greener.

Local and national support

Find a local green, sustainable support group below:

LoCASE

Low Carbon across the South East (LoCASE) helps local businesses optimise energy efficiencies and adopt/develop low carbon innovations and solutions. Through LoCASE, grants are available to SME businesses in order to support in the reduction of emissions whilst simultaneously increasing business energy efficiency, profitability, development, innovation, & job creation.

Greentech South

Since 2014, Future South and Green Tech South have been helping businesses transform their innovative, low carbon ideas into commercialised products and services – stimulating sustainable economic growth and creating job opportunities in the green economy.

Go to Zero

Go for Zero help businesses go electric with a free-to-use and impartial assessment. Checking the electric vehicles that best meet business needs, and how smart charging and low-carbon energy can lower running costs. Go for Zero is a project funded by OLEV and InnovateUK under the Transitioning to Zero Emission Vehicles Programme.

Find an event

There are a variety of events held across the region dedicated to supporting a ‘greener’ more sustainable economy.

Why would my business want to be greener?

By combining compliance issues with energy efficient measures that conserve the earth’s resources, a business can become more efficient, and reduce their overall costs.

How to get involved?

SMEs can take action by signing up, and in doing so will be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. Join governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same mission.

How we are supporting a Greener Solent

We set out our own commitment to improving the environmental well-being of the Solent in our Assurance Framework in section 2.4 – in it we state that we are committed to ensuring that our activity is sustainable.

Energy Hub: Support for Green Energy projects

The Solent is part of the South West Energy Hub set up in late 2018. They work with organisations and communities across the South West and the Solent region, to identify, develop and implement low carbon energy projects.

Timeline

Key dates of national and regional steps towards Net Zero

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